Stanford's Ogwumike Named Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week

Jan. 11, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- For a third time this year, STANFORD sophomore forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike was selected Pac-10 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 4-10, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Cypress, Texas) paced the second-ranked Cardinal’s road sweep of USC and UCLA, helping Stanford to a 3-0 start in Pac-10 play and 13-1 overall. Ogwumike averaged 21.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, going 14-for-20 from the floor for a 70 percent shooting percentage. She was also a solid 93.3 percent from the charity stripe, going 14-for-15.

Ogwumike posted her fifth double-double of the season in the 82-62 win over the Trojans, netting 21 points while grabbing 12 boards. She was 9-for-13 from the floor and made all three of her free throw attempts. Ogwumike followed up with another 21-point effort in the 65-61 win over the Bruins, contributing key buckets down the stretch and hitting four free throws in the final two minutes to help Stanford stave off a UCLA comeback attempt. Ogwumike went 11-for-12 from the free throw line, also making 5-of-7 field goal attempts. She was one rebound short of the double-double, as well.

Ogwumike has three Player of the Week honors to her credit for her career, all three selections coming this season. She also earned the weekly nod on Nov. 16 and Dec. 14. It is Stanford’s 73rd all-time selection, with five coming this year.

Stanford’s next two contests will be at home. The Cardinal host Washington State and Washington on Thursday, Jan. 14 and Saturday, January 16, respectively.

Also Nominated: Ify Ibekwe, Arizona; Becca Tobin, Arizona State; Alexis Gray-Lawson, California; Talisa Rhea, Oregon State; Taylor Lilley, Oregon; Jasmine Dixon, UCLA; Ashley Corral, USC; Sami Whitcomb, Washington; Carly Noyes, Washington State.

Nov. 16 – Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford
Nov. 23 – Nicole Canepa, Oregon
Nov. 30 – Kayla Pedersen, Stanford
Dec. 7 – Amanda Johnson, Oregon
Dec. 14 – Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford
Dec. 21 – Kayla Pedersen, Stanford
Dec. 28 – Sami Whitcomb, Washington
Jan. 4 – Taylor Lilley, Oregon
Jan. 11 – Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Stanford


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